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Due to the extreme weather conditions, Amtrak has canceled train originations to and from Chicago on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This includes short-distance corridor trains and long-distance overnight trains. On Thursday, January 31 short-distance trains are also canceled, and most long-distance services to or from Chicago are not expected to originate on January 31.
Amtrak operates 55 trains daily to and from Chicago. Trains that originated on Tuesday, January 29 or previously will complete their trips to and from Chicago. Only Amtrak Midwest services for the two Missouri River Runner round-trips between Kansas City and St. Louis are scheduled to originate on Wednesday and Thursday.
Travelers should check their train status on Amtrak.com or smartphone apps.
Those with reservations on trains that have been modified will be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day. Amtrak will waive additional charges for customers that want to change their reservation during the modified schedule. Call the reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL.
Travelers can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are running late at stations. Notifications can be delivered for up to six trains and stations by text or email.
Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/DelayAlerts.
To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNECAlerts on Twitter.
Those with travel plans can view refund information on Amtrak.com.
Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/Alerts.
Service frequencies are modified this week on some Amtrak Midwest routes in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin:
Chicago-Carbondale corridor: Illini/Saluki & City of New Orleans
Trains 58 & 59 and Trains 391 & 392 are scheduled to operate. Train 393 is canceled on Jan.
28, 29 and 30. Train 390 is canceled on Jan 29, 30 and 31.
Chicago-St. Louis corridor: Lincoln Service & Texas Eagle
Trains 21/321/421, 22/322/422, 300, 302, 303, 305 & 307 are scheduled to operate. Trains 301
& 304 are canceled on Jan. 29, 30 and 31.
No changes on the Chicago-Quincy Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr route, with Trains 380, 381,
382 & 383 scheduled to operate.
Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac corridor: Wolverine Service
Trains 351, 352, 353 & 354 are scheduled to operate. Trains 350 & 355 are canceled on Jan.
29, 30 and 31.
No changes on the Chicago-Port Huron Blue Water route and the Chicago-Grand Rapids Pere
Marquette route, with Trains 364 & 365 and Trains 370 & 371 scheduled to operate.
Chicago-Milwaukee corridor: Hiawatha Service
Trains 330, 331, 334, 335, 338, 339, 341 & 342 are scheduled to operate. Trains 329, 332, 333,
336, 337 & 340 are canceled on Jan. 29, 30 and 31.
No changes are anticipated in Indiana and Missouri.